Another 12 FinTech startups coming out of Y Combinator this year

From automated background checks to cryptocurrency banks, Y Combinator’s second demo day for its latest batch presented a dozen new enterprises to look out for.

Juzhen rakes in $23m in largest Asian blockchain round

Blockchain post-trade startup Juzhen Financials has raised $23m in a Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Wanxiang Holdings.

French finance minister warns that Facebook’s Libra project would put an end to states’...

Bruno Le Marie, France’s finance minister, said on Thursday that Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra should be stopped as it put “the monetary sovereignty of states [in] jeopardy.”

Streamr ends ICO after hitting hardcap on $30.5m

Blockchain-based data stream Streamr has ended its ICO after hitting its hard cap, pulling in around $30.5m.

Billon picks up $2m for ledger-based banking services

Distributed ledger-based payments firm Billon has raised $2m in funding from a collection of unnamed UK investors.

Cyptorcurrency exchange Binance is being blackmailed by a person claiming to have its KYC...

A person is demanding over $3.6m worth of Bitcoin from Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange, or they will release 10,000 photo that are similar to the know-your-customer (KYC) data the company uses.

Crypto.com launched French Version of of its app and cryptocurrency exchange

After rolling out its card across 31 European markets earlier this year, Crypto.com has now launched its app and cryptocurrency exchange in France.

Do you have insights about cryptocurrencies, digital banking and RegTech? Then this regulator wants...

The US might be about to change its rules about cryptocurrencies, RegTech and digital banking in a big way.

Libra has lost another backer, but claims it has 180 replacements as it puts...

The Facebook-backed cryptocurrency project Libra names five people to its association board as another backer jumps ship.

Why are lawmakers worried about the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra?

Mark Zuckerberg endured a serious grilling this week as lawmakers around the world continue to express their concerns about Libra. The Facebook CEO did not...

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Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority penalises SEB with $112m fine for AML failings

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA) has given Nordic bank SEB with a SEK1bn ($112m) administrative fine after failings in its anti-money laundering efforts.

Swedbank is being investigated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority for suspected compliance breaches

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA) has initiated an investigation into Swedbank for suspected breaches of market abuse.

The European Banking Authority releases online survey for support on ESG risks

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a online survey to credit institutions to offer guidance on the disclosure of information on environmental social governance (ESG) risks.

The European Central Bank is reducing the burden of reporting for banks

The European Central Bank (ECB) has reduced the reporting burden banks in Europe face without impacting the amount of information it is able to collect.

The UK’s FCA launches new review of unsecured credit market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a review of the future regulation of the unsecured credit market, which could see crackdown on companies

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